Graduated from the Netherlands Film and Television Academy (NFTVA) 
Won 1990 Student Academy Award for Alaska as best foreign student film in the dramatic category.
In his Oscar-speech for Karakter (1997), he honored his Oscar to his friend and colleague Coen van Vrijberghe de Coningh. Coen died in the Flodder-studios in Almere due to a cardiac arrest while performing a stunt.
Personal Quotes (1)
[After winning an Oscar and being invited to Hollywood, and the subsequent struggle to find a suitable project] Hollywood gives you a Michelin star, and then invites you to come over and bake hamburgers.